Mealtime Monday: Green Grilled Cheese

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Happy Mealtime Monday!  After taking a week off the blog I am back.  This time of the year is so busy with parties and birthdays for us, I can’t seem to find enough hours in the day to get it all done.  So this week I am sharing a really easy weeknight meal.  This is the green grilled cheese that I got inspired to make from here.  It is a great alternative for an “adult” grilled cheese sandwich, complete with pesto, avocado, spinach and mozzarella.

Pesto, spinach & avocado grilled cheese recipe

Ingredients:

  • Sliced sourdough bread
  • Butter
  • Fresh spinach leaves
  • Avocado
  • Pesto (click here for my homemade pesto recipe)
  • Sliced mozzarella cheese
  • Optional: Tomato soup

Adult grilled cheese

Once all the ingredients are prepped, like in the picture above, it is time to make the sandwiches.  Melt a small piece of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Take one side of bread for each sandwich and slather with a generous amount of pesto.  Place it pesto side up in the pan.

Pesto grilled cheese

Add a layer of sliced mozzarella cheese on top of the pesto.

Pesto spinach grilled cheese

Next add a layer of spinach leaves.

Pesto and spinach grilled cheese

Top with sliced avocados.  I used half an avocado per sandwich.

Avocado, pesto and spinach grilled cheese

Then finish with a second layer of mozzarella cheese.

Yummy pesto grilled cheese

Lay the second piece of bread in top.  Cook until golden brown on the first side.

Pesto grilled cheese recipe

Flip, adding a bit more butter and brown the second side.  Now the bread is nice and crispy and the cheese is melty.

Pesto, spinach & avocado grilled cheese

Cut in half and serve.  I like to have my grilled cheese with a bowl of tomato soup.  Such a great winter meal and so easy.  Enjoy!

Pesto, spinach and avocado grilled cheese recipe

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